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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 27, 2009 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the Cool Transitions Department

Interesting history behind the name:

Grendel is one of three antagonists, along with Grendel's mother and the dragon, in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf (AD 700–1000). In the poem, Grendel is feared by all but Beowulf.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grendel

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 27, 2009 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the Cool Transitions Department

It's a great old tale.

Unfortunately the original version of Beowulf is an impossible slog of a thing to get thru...I'd recommend a novel by John Gardner called "Grendel" which tells the whole tale in a more readable style, and with a twist: It's all told from the monster's point of view!